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Can Science Explain the Soul?

By Deepak Chopra

The soul has never lacked for believers, including around 90% of the American public, according to pollsters. But science has remained aloof, basically for two reasons. First, the soul has been assumed to be a matter of personal belief, not objective knowledge. Second, science deals in visible, concrete things using objective data. . . . → Read More: Can Science Explain the Soul?

Mixing politics and witchcraft

By Buyekezwa Makwabe

Meet Adrian Williams, the only pentacle-wearing witch in parliament.

But the card-carrying ANC and South African Communist Party member, 43, from Mpumalanga has renounced the terms “witch” and “witchcraft” because he maintains the issue needs to be treated with sensitivity in South Africa.

Williams practises “magick”, but calls himself a pagan or . . . → Read More: Mixing politics and witchcraft

Abstaining Before Ritual

By Patti Wigington

A reader wants to know, “I’m new to NeoWiccan practice and I read I’m not supposed to eat for 24 hours before a ritual. I’m getting ready to do my first ritual but I have a medical condition and I could get really sick if I go for 24 hours without eating. . . . → Read More: Abstaining Before Ritual

Tarot Myths–Busted!

We’ve all heard various myths about tarot—at least those of us who have studied tarot. But lots of people haven’t studied tarot, so how can they know what to believe or not believe? Many professional readers consider educating the public about tarot, including busting tarot myths.

Author Kim Huggens has listed 4 common tarot myths . . . → Read More: Tarot Myths–Busted!

Corn Dollies

By SilentOwl

Before Christianity took hold in Ireland (and even afterwards) within the traditional pagan agricultural culture it was believed that the spirit of the corn lived amongst the crop, and that when the crop was harvested it was made effectively homeless.

The people believed a spirit lived in the field and as they cut . . . → Read More: Corn Dollies

The Most Pagan Movie

There have been very few movies that illustrate Paganism. The few that do show Paganism have fleeting glimpses of Pagan practices most often taken out of context, used as mere plot points rather than presenting real Pagan practices, and are usually given a very negative light.

There is only one film I’ve ever seen that . . . → Read More: The Most Pagan Movie

The Most Pagan Movie

There have been very few movies that illustrate Paganism. The few that do show Paganism have fleeting glimpses of Pagan practices most often taken out of context, used as mere plot points rather than presenting real Pagan practices, and are usually given a very negative light.

There is only one film I’ve ever seen that . . . → Read More: The Most Pagan Movie

Canada: Religious Inclusivity in the Public Sphere

By Iain T. Benson

Abstract:

In recent years, the Canadian judiciary has played an increasingly prominent role in determining the place of religion in the public sphere. Some of their decisions have led to greater religious inclusivity, while some have led to an increasing marginalization of religious communities. This paper examines the impact of some . . . → Read More: Canada: Religious Inclusivity in the Public Sphere

Young Americans more loyal to religion than Baby Boomers

By Daniel Lippman

Younger Americans, between the ages of 36 to 50, are more likely to be loyal to religion than Baby Boomers, according to new research.

In a study published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Philip Schwadel, of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said this was true even though they were . . . → Read More: Young Americans more loyal to religion than Baby Boomers

American Football is a Pagan Sport

By Laura

I contend that football is, in fact, a Pagan sport. Allow me to explain. My main religious focus is Hellenic, so I honor the Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece. Ancient Greece as we know it was not a unified country. It consisted of many city-states that frequently engaged in war with . . . → Read More: American Football is a Pagan Sport